CARGO RESERVATION AND LINER CONFERENCE SHIPPING SERVING CANADA

The Commission Research Branch report, which is an attempt to assess the likely impact of the code upon Canada's ocean-borne trade, says that a minimum of 2.3 million tons of conference cargo could be reserved for Canada if the Federal Government were to accept and implement the convention, which is not yet in force. However, the recent announcement of the European Economic Community (EEC) to support the code as a group suggests that conference cargo will be reserved in many of the world's liner trades. The code outlines principles concerning the rights of ocean liner companies to participate in the transportation of goods between countries on the basis of nationality. The report analyzes the distribution effects which the code might have under several alternative applications to the Canadian liner trades. It examines the nature and extent of recent Canadian ocean liner traffic with special emphasis on patterns of carriage by nationality of carrier. In addition, it documents changes in these patterns which would have been necessary if the code's cargo sharing principles had been implemented at that time. Although the study points out that a possible 2.3 million tons of international conference cargo could be available to Canada, it cautions that it is not yet possible to specify the overall net advantages or disadvantages based upon the several alternatives examined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Research Division, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 20-79-06
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM